News Category: sustainability

Student Leadership in Sustainability Wins Awards

Feb. 28, 2018

We are pleased to announce that James Collins, Ambassador for the Campus Environmental Center, is the President's Student Employee of the Year, and Susan Ward, who leads the Green Offices Program, is one of ten finalists!

Constructing Fashion with Old Clothing

Feb. 26, 2018

A new exhibit in Gearing Hall showcases a fresh, sustainable take on fashion that started with an unusual choice: undergraduate fashion design students pick material from a pile of discarded garments.

Students Step Up for a Greener Future

Feb. 24, 2018

This month, a team of nine students from across campus, in partnership with the university, hosted the inaugural Energy Olympiad — a research grand challenge that brings young inventors together with entrepreneurs to find better ways to promote sustainability.

Waller Creek Remains a Priority

Feb. 19, 2018

Jim Walker, Director of Sustainability at The University of Texas at Austin, writes in The Daily Texan about the recent revitalization of Waller Creek on campus due to the work of Landscape Services, Environmental Health and Safety, and other UT entities.

Bike Sharing Launched at UT Austin

Feb. 15, 2018

A new mode of sharable transportation—free to registered students—is launched with a collaboration between Austin B-cycle and  UT Austin's Parking and Transportation Services.

UT Buys John Chase Building

Feb. 13, 2018

 Paying homage to one of its earliest black students, The University of Texas at Austin has purchased an historic commercial building designed by John Saunders Chase, the first African American to attend the university’s School of Architecture, to serve as a community engagement center.

2017 Campus Sustainability Week: Pollinator Garden

Feb. 5, 2018

As part of UT Austin’s 2017 Campus Sustainability Week, Jennifer Hrobar, Landscape Services urban forestry supervisor, and Laurel Treviño, outreach coordinator with the Jha Lab in the College of Natural Sciences’ Department of Integrative Biology, led a tour of the UT Orchard & Pollinator Garden. 

When a UT Office Goes Green

Feb. 5, 2018

The Green Offices Program is a points-based certification process developed to generate sustainable change in the workspace. It is coordinated by undergraduates through the Office of Sustainability (OS). Over the last three years, 32 offices across campus, including four within Financial and Administrative Services (ITS, OS, Office of VP for Legal Affairs, and the former Office for VP of University Operation) have been certified.

Surplus Property Reuse Store Opening Weekly

Feb. 2, 2018

The Surplus Property Reuse Store is scheduled to open weekly beginning on Thursday, February 22, 2018. The store will be open on Thursdays from 3:00 to 7:00 p.m. in Building 30 at the J.J. Pickle Research Campus. All members of the UT Austin community and the public are welcome to purchase items for their personal use.

In the News: Green Roof at Dell Med

Jan. 31, 2018

Dr. Clay Johnston, Dean of the University of Texas at Austin Dell Medical School, insisted on adding a roof garden to the new medical school complex, and the Laby Bird Johnson Wildflower Center's John Hart Asher assisted with a design of native succulents and perennials, all of which provide ecoysystem services and beautify the environment.